Bio

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Tavia Nyong’o is Professor of American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, where he teaches courses in aesthetic and affect theory, cultural studies and cultural history, and black and queer studies. He writes on art, popular music, politics, culture, and theory. His first book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009), won the Errol Hill Award for best book in African American theatre and performance studies. He is completing a study of fabulation in black aesthetics and embarking on another on queer wildness. Nyong’o has published in venues such as Radical History Review, CriticismGLQ, TDR, Women & Performance, WSQ, The NationTriple CanopyThe New Inquiry, and n+1. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text and co-series editor of the Sexual Cultures book series at New York University press. He regularly blogs at Bully Bloggers.